This course explores leadership and the role of the Integration Specialist and/or teacher leader in the context of educational technology integration planning.
Lucie Delabruere-Podd ()
For Ed Tech Sequence; Dates: July 1 - August 9, 2013
This online course targets educators interested in leadership around technology integration. This includes teacher leadership in technology planning for school and district level, planning and implementing integration strategies, and development and dissemination of professional development in local and regional venues in Vermont. Through the assignments, basic troubleshooting of hardware, software and computer networking is addressed, as well as HTML in the context of web-based authoring and programming tools. Overall, the course seeks to explore the roles that teacher leaders inhabit, and how these roles can energize other classroom teachers and build a community of active participants in school technology programs. Participants in this course will study the means to foster leadership around the planning and development of solid goals for their school technology needs.
Essential Questions: How can teacher leaders leverage leadership and integration skills to bring quality technology programs to students and teachers at their local schools? How can leadership skills combined with technology management bring engaging learning opportunities for participants? Understanding: Participants will understand and become familiar with: Leadership skills necessary to develop and sustain visions for future growth Planning for technology needs into the future Managing and encouraging change in teaching staff Current trends in technology and personalization of learning Qualities of effective Teacher leaders Balancing information technology security with access for all teachers and participants. Managing the continually evolving landscape of technology integration Resources necessary to develop and support sound technology plans for successful programs. Learning Outcomes: Participants will know.. Vermont and National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) and National Educational Technology Standards for Coaches (NETS-C) Online tools that support collaborative communication Local Vermont resources, including the 2010 Classroom Scenarios, updated Technology Grade Expectations, and ongoing projects across the state. Tools and resources for good planning of technology programs at schools. Research and current trends in leadership at K-12 environments. Steps involved in developing a comprehensive acceptable use policy and guideline structure for today?s students. Steps involved in developing a professional development experience that ties together teaching, learning and technology.
The following performance tasks and activities will be used to evaluate/assess participant performance in this course: 1. Leadership Mind Map 10% 2. Collaborative Leadership Clips 10% 3. Resource Curation Reviews 10% 4. Blog Post & Private Journal Reflections PLN and Discussion Forum Participation 25% 5. Action Plan Vision & Strategies 15% 6. Professional Development In a Digital Age Learning Environment 20% 7. Portfolio Section 10%
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